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Enantioselective addition of n-butyllithium to benzaldehyde in the presence of chiral lithium amides

Authors
Journal
Tetrahedron Letters
0040-4039
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
25
Issue
45
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0040-4039(01)81559-8

Abstract

Abstract The reaction of n-butyllithium with benzaldehyde in the presence of chiral lithium amides 1a-–e gives 1-phenyl-1-pentanol with optical yields up to 90%.

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